Estimating/Order Entry/Purchasing Department Team Lead

  • Troy, MI
  • Full Time

Why Phoenix Innovate?
In today's print production landscape, there's no room for "business as usual." 

At Phoenix Innovate, we're committed to leading our clients away from outdated marketing and communication methods and towards innovative, analysis-driven strategies that deliver game-changing results. We believe in customer-centric communication that starts with listening and responding effectively to the people who matter most: your target audience.

What We Offer

  • Our team is passionate about implementing cutting-edge marketing and communication strategies that redefine expectations in the marketplace.
  • We're dedicated to understanding your career objectives and goals, then supporting, challenging and empowering you to achieve them.
  • You'll learn how to deliver unprecedented value to the marketplace, enhancing both your personal and professional worth.
  • Your individual talents, skills, perspectives and insights are highly valued contributions that enrich our team and drive our success.
  • Join a team that serves a well-recognized client base comprising national and local institutions and organizations.
  • Experience the cool and collaborative culture that earned Phoenix Innovate recognition as a Crain’s Detroit Cool Place to Work for three consecutive years.
  • Enjoy annual safe harbor matching contributions for employees participating in our 401(k) program, as well as health insurance benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage.

Position Overview
As the Estimating/Order Entry/Purchasing Department Team Lead, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the estimation, purchasing and order entry processes for the production of printed materials. You will lead a team responsible for creating accurate estimates, managing purchasing activities and ensuring seamless order entry. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and email communication is essential for success in this role, along with exceptional leadership and communication skills.


  • Create printing estimates based on customer specifications, company standards and rates.
  • Analyze documentation to prepare estimates for time, cost, materials and labor.
  • Enter approved jobs into the management information system (MIS).
  • Evaluate production methods and provide quotes based on the most economical approach.
  • Revise estimates as needed due to specification changes.
  • Develop knowledge of available materials and recommend cost-saving opportunities.
  • Collaborate with sales, vendors and other departments to formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Utilize estimating software to provide accurate estimates to Customer Service Representatives.
  • Coordinate with department managers to determine production capabilities and optimal processes.
  • Provide direction and support to team members who determine project specifications.
  • Identify suppliers and internal resources for each quote request and research new sources of supply.
  • Review material costs and request supplier quotations.
  • Perform cost and lead time analysis to meet customer expectations.
  • Coordinate customer bids with sourcing to ensure proper execution.
  • Communicate quoting threshold data effectively with upper management.

Background and Qualifications

  • Previous experience in print estimating and job planning is preferred.
  • Excellent customer service skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word, or willingness to learn required software.
  • Strong understanding of offset and digital print processes.
  • Ability to accurately communicate cost estimate information to account management.
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining quality control and accuracy.


  • Full-time.
  • Five days a week – 8-hour shift.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Work Location

  • In-person at our Troy, Michigan location.


  • $50,000, commensurate with experience.


  • Immediate enrollment in health, vision, dental and life insurance upon hire.
  • Paid holidays and vacation days.
  • Compensation based on experience.
  • 401(k) with matching.
  • Flexible spending account.
  • Health savings account.
  • Paid time off.

To apply, please submit your resume to and include Estimating Team Lead - Troy in the subject line.